Kevin Amankwaah

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Kevin Amankwaah
Kevin Amankwaah 03-08-2013 1.jpg
Amankwaah playing for Northampton Town in 2013
Personal information
Full name Kevin Kwaku Osei-Kuffour Amankwaah[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-19) 19 May 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Kenton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Salisbury City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Bristol City 54 (1)
2003 Torquay United (loan) 6 (0)
2003 Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (0)
2005 Yeovil Town (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Yeovil Town 44 (1)
2006–2008 Swansea City 29 (0)
2008–2011 Swindon Town 89 (5)
2011 Burton Albion 8 (0)
2012 Rochdale 16 (0)
2012–2013 Exeter City 34 (0)
2013–2014 Northampton Town 21 (0)
2014– Salisbury City 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:54, 29 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Kwaku Osei-Kuffour Amankwaah (born 19 May 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays for Salisbury City as a defender. Amankwaah enjoyed successful stints at Bristol City and Swindon Town.

Career[edit]

He began his career as a trainee with Bristol City, turning professional in January 2000. He made his first team debut on 18 March 2000, replacing Matt Hewlett as a late substitute in the 1–1 draw away to Oldham Athletic and soon became a regular squad member.

Amankwaah received neck injuries in a car crash in March 2002 when he and teammate Aaron Brown were travelling in a car driven by former City trainee Rohan King which collided with another vehicle.[2] He was given a new two-year contract while injured,[3] but struggled to re-establish himself at Ashton Gate after returning from injury, having loan spells at Torquay United in January 2003,[4] and Cheltenham Town in August 2003.[5]

He eventually left Ashton Gate in February 2005, when he signed for Yeovil Town, initially on loan,[6] and then on a permanent basis.[7] Amankwaah signed for Swansea City in July 2006 for a fee of £250,000.[8]

Amankwaah joined Swindon Town in June 2008.[9] He played 89 games for the club, scoring 5 goals before being released on 31 August 2011. Amankwaah still had 6 months to run on his contract when he was released.

On 2 July 2012, Amankwaah signed for League Two side Exeter City on a free transfer.[10] On 30 April 2013, he was released by Exeter along with 3 other players after the expiry of his contract.[11]

After a successful trial with Northampton Town, Amankwaah signed a one-year contract with the option of a further year on 29 July 2013.[12] He made 24 appearances for the Cobblers before having his contract terminated on 23 January 2014.[13] On 17 February 2014, Amankwaah signed for Conference Premier side Salisbury City.

Controversy[edit]

Amankwaah was at the centre of controversy when he made a remark to Milwall player Neil Harris, taunting him about his battle with testicular cancer during a match between Millwall and Swindon. Amankwaah then apologised after the game after his remark was made public, and also made a donation to Everymans Cancer Charity. Harris accepted the apology at first but then withdrew his acceptance after Amankwaah tried to justify his claims for making the remark.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales, 1837–1983.
  2. ^ Amankwaah crash shock
  3. ^ Robins show faith
  4. ^ Amankwaah joins Gulls
  5. ^ City duo stay at Cheltenham
  6. ^ Yeovil snap up Amankwaah on loan
  7. ^ Yeovil win race to sign Amankwaah
  8. ^ Yeovil lose Amankwaah to Swansea
  9. ^ "Amankwaah completes Swindon move". BBC Sport. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "City Clinch Double Signing". Exeter City. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tight finances force Exeter City to trim playing squad". BBC Sport. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Kevin Amankwaah joins Northampton Town after trial spell". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kevin Amankwaah contract terminated". Northampton Town FC. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  14. ^ Amankwaah ends feud with Harris

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